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The Resource Preposition Placement in English : A Usage-based Approach, Thomas Hoffmann

Preposition Placement in English : A Usage-based Approach, Thomas Hoffmann

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Preposition Placement in English : A Usage-based Approach
Title
Preposition Placement in English
Title remainder
A Usage-based Approach
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Thomas Hoffmann
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Preposition placement, the competition between preposition stranding (What is he talking about?) and pied-piping (About what is he talking?), is one of the most interesting areas of syntactic variation in English. This is the first book to investigate preposition placement across all types of clauses that license it, such as questions, exclamations and wh-clauses, and those which exhibit categorical stranding, such as non-wh relative clauses, comparatives, and passives. Drawing on over 100 authentic examples from both first-language (English) and second-language (Kenyan) data, it combines experimental and corpus-based approaches to provide a full grammatical account of preposition placement in both varieties of English. Although written within the usage-based construction grammar framework, the results are presented in theory-neutral terminology, making them accessible to researchers from all syntactic schools. This pioneering volume will be of interest not only to syntacticians, but also second language researchers and those working on variation in English"--
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1976-
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Hoffmann, Thomas
Dewey number
428.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1335
LC item number
.H63 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in English Language
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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Preposition Placement in English : A Usage-based Approach, Thomas Hoffmann
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Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Data and methodology; 3. Case notes: independent factors; 4. Evidence I: corpus results; 5. Evidence II: experimental results; 6. Preposition placement: the case for a construction grammar account; 7. Conclusion: the verdict
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Control code
651916817
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 297 pages
Isbn
9780521760478
Lccn
2010045708
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)651916817
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Preposition Placement in English : A Usage-based Approach, Thomas Hoffmann
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Data and methodology; 3. Case notes: independent factors; 4. Evidence I: corpus results; 5. Evidence II: experimental results; 6. Preposition placement: the case for a construction grammar account; 7. Conclusion: the verdict
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
651916817
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 297 pages
Isbn
9780521760478
Lccn
2010045708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)651916817

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